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Yachtmaster/Coastal Theory

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.


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Pre-Course Requirements

You should already have knowledge of navigation to Day Skipper level and also considerable practical sailing experience. 

Course Syllabus

The RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Theory course is a 7-day course  

The Course Syllabus includes:

  • Position Fixing 

  • Course Shaping and Plotting

  • Tidal Knowledge 

  • Use of Almanacs and Admiralty Publications 

  • Electronic Position Finding Equipment 

  • Taking and Interpreting Forecasts 

  • Plotting Weather Systems 

  • Weather Predictions using a Barometer and by Observation 

  • Collision Regulations 

  • Customs and Excise Regulations for Cruising Abroad

Student and Skipper onboard learning theory

What's Included

  • Plotter and Dividers

  • Pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser

  • RYA Charts and Almanac

  • RYA Yachtmaster Theory Certificate on successful completion of the course and exam

Post Course

After being awarded your Theory Certificate you will be ready to take on the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Coastal Skipper Exam

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